In last week’s poll about “The Voice” coach Adam Levine, we asked you which of his team members would win this season of the NBC reality program. In a close race, your choice is Deanna Johnson with 23.38% of the vote.
The next closest artist is Joshua Davis with 17.75% and then Tonya Boyd-Cannon with 16.45%. The choices in the poll included the nine performers that remained on Levine’s team at that moment.
With some more eliminations this week, we ask you which artist now stands the best chance to prevail for this eighth season. Will Team Adam provide his third career winner against fellow coaches Christina Aguilera, Pharrell Williams, and four-time king Blake Shelton?
We are now profiling the remaining eight contestants for Team Adam below. After reading about each, be sure to vote in our poll as to who has the best chance of winning “The Voice” for Levine this season. You can also click here for the Team Adam photo gallery. And please click here to tour the past seven winners photo gallery.
Barry Minniefield – From Palm Springs, CA. Barry first became interested in music while attending church with his grandmother, but after high school, singing took a backseat when he discovered his love of cooking. Barry moved to Los Angeles and began a career as a professional chef. As an executive chef at the Improv Comedy Club, he started singing karaoke for fun during his breaks, and his passion for music returned. His audition song was “Me and Mrs. Jones.”
Blaze Johnson – From Nassau, Bahamas; Reynoldsburg, OH. Blaze was uprooted from the Bahamas at the age of eight when his parents moved to the United States to provide a better life for their son. Blaze played football in high school and was offered a scholarship, but he turned it down to pursue music. His mom told him that he was blessed with a special gift and needed to share it with the world. His audition song was “How to Save a Life.”
Clinton Washington – From Little Rock, AR. Always being compared to his brother, Clinton gravitated to music as something that could set him apart and give him his own identity. He started singing in his church choir, gigged around town, and grew as his music slowly became a priority. After college, Clinton took a marketing job in New York knowing that the city is a hub for musicians. His audition song was “Candle in the Wind.”
Deanna Johnson – From Hazlehurst, GA. Deanna is no stranger to The Voice stage. Devastated after no chairs turned for her in Season 5, she returned home to Georgia and took some time off from singing. It wasn’t until her biggest supporter, her father, asked her to sing at church services that she realized how much she missed it. Her audition song was “All I Want.”
Joshua Davis – From Traverse City, MI. Joshua played in bands throughout high school, but music was mainly a hobby. He earned his bachelor’s degree in theater, and it wasn’t until he taught at a summer camp in college that he realized he wanted to work with music full time. He started a band, and after graduation they spent years playing at festivals, but once his daughter was born he took a break from touring. His audition song was “I Shall Be Released.”
Lexi Davila – From Lorain, OH. Lexi grew up in a small Ohio town watching her mom sing in church. She’s a timid girl, so music has always been a great way for her to gain confidence. At 15, Lexi entered a national music contest where she won first place with her original song. Her audition song was “Dreaming of You.”
Nathan Hermida – From Boston, MA. Nathan is a first-generation Filipino American who grew up singing during his family’s karaoke nights. He performs in his school choir and an a cappella group, but Nathan’s parents have their hearts set on him going to school for biology. His audition song was “Sure Thing.”
Tonya Boyd-Cannon – From Jackson, MS. A preacher’s daughter, Tonya grew up singing in church and began her professional career as a back-up signer for Jean Knight. She was living in New Orleans’ Ninth Ward with her husband and two daughters when Hurricane Katrina hit, destroying their home. Since then, Tonya has been working two jobs and volunteering in order to help pick up the pieces in her community. Her audition song was “Happy.”
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While we wait for the live shows in April, here is your chance to chime in about Team Adam. Take our poll below about which of his artists will win this season.